Ok, so I decided to try this journalling thing to see if it works out.
I am a 29 year old student. I am also the mom of a 6 yo girl and am married to a soldier.
Most of my life I was considered abnormally skinny. People used to joke that I was anorexic. The truth is that I had bad parents who thought that eating on a regular basis was a luxury. So I was skinny until I moved out of my parents house to my grandmother's. She fed me all the time, whatever I wanted. i promptly gained 30 lbs. So for the past ten years my weight has fluctuated greatly. I am a great weight and then fat, great weight, then fat.... you get the picture.
This last time I gained all the weight back due to taking anti-psychotics. I was having severe problems with depression. The first month I gained 30 lbs alone. This by the way did nothing to help my depression. Long story short I got off birth control pills and my depression went away. I no longer take any medications for depression. My weight has been stable since I got off, but not in a good way
I have been a vegetarian on and off for the last 9 years. It really hasn't changed my weight in either direction. I went off the first time because I was pregnant and I couldn't deal with the meat cravings. It was incredibly weird since I have never been a super meat eater. Hopefully that won't happen again (the meat eating not the pregnancy thing).
I always thought that I was a volume eater. I remember eating massive quantities of food just because I didn't know when I would get any again. I did this even as an adult with regular sources of food. Since starting this WOE I have notice my urge to gorge myself isn't there. Apparently I only do it for pizza and cake. Even looking back to the months before starting I only gorge myself on things dripping with cheese and sugar. I have in fact had a hard time making sure I eat enough!
This sounds weird but I am sometimes to lazy to eat. LOL I have been trying to get myself to eat even when feeling lazy. I apparently lived off snacks, pizza, and cake before. I never even realized it.
I do have some health issues. I have IBS. I have had two colonoscopies. The last one was so terrible and painful I have not gone back to a gastroenterologist since. I am still having issues with it. I have actually had more issues recently. I always thought my IBS was stress related but I am not actually feeling stressed (which is surprising since my husband is in Afghanistan).
I have had a few other issues but nothing seems to stay with me when I lose weight. I really hope I can stick with this WOE forever!
So there is some of my life story in a nutshell. Hopefully it will give you some perspective as you read, if anyone reads lol.